It would be difficult to overstate the importance of keeping your commercial walkways free of snow and ice this winter. Ice-free walks not only reduce the chance of insurance claims, but, more importantly, keep your clients, customers and employees safe and free from slips and falls. As the entryway to your building, a clear and … Continue reading 4 Surefire Ways to Rid Your Walkway of Snow and Ice
Environmentally responsible building practices have become much more common during the last twenty years. Architects, contractors and property owners have found that ecological design is not only good for the environment, it saves money, too. “Green” buildings cost less to manage and operate and have significantly lower utility bills. For many, the challenge is figuring … Continue reading LEED Certification and Commercial Construction
Tips if Your Commercial Lawn is Overtaken by Weeds Property owners prefer a pristine lawn that reflects the quality of their business. But when weeds attack, a few of them can quickly become an infestation. Before you know it, weeds have spread throughout the lawn, setting you up for hours of lawn maintenance work (or … Continue reading How Do I Stop Weeds From Ruining My Property?
Get a Grip on Ontario’s Fire Codes for Doors & Entryways Owners of houses, apartment buildings and commercial buildings need to know fire code requirements when installing new doors and locks or modifying existing hardware. These requirements are recorded in the Ontario Building Code (OBC) and Ontario Fire Code (OFC), which regulate construction design and … Continue reading Understanding Ontario’s Fire Codes for Doors and Entryways
Should I Aerate the Lawn at My Commercial Property? Sometimes the simplest landscape improvements have the biggest impact. One of the best things you can do for the lawn surrounding your business is to aerate it. Aerating a lawn is a quick and easy process; you can rent the equipment and do it yourself in … Continue reading Should I Aerate My Commercial Property’s Lawn?
Enabling Access for All Workers Ontario is a leader in protecting Canadians’ equality of rights. It was the first province to legislate a Human Rights Code in 1962. In 1985, the Canadian Human Rights Act became law nationwide which prohibits discrimination based on mental or physical disability. It defines the responsibilities of organizations to improve … Continue reading Ontario Legislation- Access for People with Disabilities
One of the important things that comes with owning your commercial property is regular, ongoing maintenance. This is essential to ensuring your business and brand have the best possible image for clients, customers and new hires, meaning it’s vital to have a plan in place for consistent care. Something that falls under this category is … Continue reading Why is drainage important to your commercial property?
We use them every day but very few of us – especially those outside of the trades – consider how a sidewalk is constructed and put together. If you’re thinking of adding one to your commercial property, it’s important to know all of the steps that go into its creation, because it’ll help you understand … Continue reading How is a sidewalk constructed?
One of the most important aspects of hiring an outside contractor – whether it’s a quick, easy, one day task or a project spanning several months or years – is knowing that they’ve got the right qualifications for the job. This rings especially true for the trades, where the right knowledge and skills are critical … Continue reading How can I know if a tradesperson is qualified to do their job?
Brand names! They’re everywhere from the chic wrap dress you buy at the mall to the organic granola you have for breakfast. Brands are ubiquitous in daily life, so much so that on the rare occasion you purchase something without an identifiable logo, advertising campaign and well-established name many of us are thrown off. But … Continue reading Why is it Important to Maintain Brand Authenticity?